Barbara Palvin won Rookie of the Year honors after her incredible SI Swimsuit photoshoot in Turks and Caicos in 2016. She then returned to the fold for the next three consecutive years, traveling to Curaçao, the Bahamas and Costa Rica with the brand.
The 29-year-old Hungarian model became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2019, the same year she traveled to Central America with photographer James Macari for her most recent SI Swimsuit feature. She is currently represented by Ford Models and works as an Armani Beauty ambassador.
The newlywed, who tied the knot with Dylan Sprouse this summer in her native Hungary, has also worked with notable fashion brands like Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Surprisingly, given all of her industry expertise, Palvin revealed to Fashionista in recent years that she’s not particularly excited by fashion.
“It doesn’t matter the brand. If it feels right on my body, I’ll take it,” she told the publication about her personal shopping mantra. “I usually go for something comfortable, casual but still sexy. The more simple it is, the sexier it looks. … When I go shopping, I know what I need and I’ll just go into one or two stores. With work, we always have to try on so many clothes, so it gets boring. When I’m shopping, I feel like I’m working. I prefer to not even try things on. I’m just like, ‘that should look good’ and I’ll take it.”
While Palvin may take a laid-back approach to fashion in her real life, we’re always blown away by the looks she wears as a model, as evidenced below by eight of our favorite bikinis from her photoshoot in Costa Rica.